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Mythlore

A scholarly, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of mythopoeic literature


History & Back Issues


Mythlore was founded in 1969 by Glen GoodKnight, Founder of the Mythopoeic Society. He edited its first 84 issues (with a few exceptions as noted on the list, which were edited by Gracia Fay Ellwood). latest Mythlore In its early years it was a "fanzine" that included articles, a great deal of art work, columns, book and media reviews, poetry and other creative work.

Over the years the articles became more and more scholarly. When Dr. Theodore Sherman of Middle Tennessee State University assumed the editorship with issue 85, Mythlore completed its transformation into a refereed scholarly journal (including book reviews). At that time its format changed from 8 1/2" x 11" to 6 1/2" x 9". Mythlore is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, Current Contents, and other indexes. We also suggest downloading the Mythlore Index Plus for its use of keywords more specific to the fantasy literature field.

Please note that Mythlore 80 (simultaneously published in the U.K. as Mallorn 33), the Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Celebration, has been out of print for many years but still appears in the list below for the purpose of historical accuracy.

The official archive of Mythlore back issues is hosted by Southwestern Oklahoma State University Libraries and will eventually include all content except for the two most recent issues. At this site you can search for and download individual articles, reviews, and other content from the included issues. Full issues are available for purchase below. Formats vary; issues may be available as originally printed, as photocopies, as downloadable PDFs, or as print-on-demand physical copies. The listings below will indicate which formats are available.

Ordering back issues

Listed below are all back issues of Mythlore. Click on the issue to order it in the formats in which it is available. When you buy electronic issues of Mythlore, please select the "return to Mythopoeic Society website" option after completing your transaction and PayPal will redirect you to the page from which you may download the PDF. Print On Demand takes you to an external site.

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Mythlore history, reverse order of publication:

Mythlore 131, Volume 36, Issue 1 - Fall/Winter 2017; 256 pages

Mythlore 130, Volume 35, Issue 2 - Spring/Summer 2017; 204 pages

Mythlore 129, Volume 35, Issue 1 - Fall/Winter 2016; 208 pages

Mythlore 128, Volume 34, Issue 2 - Spring/Summer 2016; 224 pages

Mythlore Volume 127 34, Issue 1 - Fall/Winter 2015; 216 pages

Mythlore Volume 126 33, Issue 2 - Spring/Summer 2015; 192 pages

Mythlore Volume 125 33, Issue 1 - Fall/Winter 2014; 172 pages

Mythlore Volume 124 32, Issue 2 - Spring/Summer 2014; 208 pages

Mythlore Volume 123 32, Issue 1 - Fall/Winter 2013; 184 pages

Mythlore Volume 121/122 31, Issue 3/4 2013 - Spring/Summer; 148 pages

Mythlore Volume 119/120 31, Issue 3/4 2012 - Fall/Winter; 204 pages

Mythlore Volume 117/118 30, Issue 3/4 2012 - Spring/Summer; 190 pages

Mythlore Volume 115/116 30, Issue 1/2 2011 - Fall/Winter; 196 pages

Mythlore Volume 113/114 29, Issue 3/4 2011 - Spring/Summer; 204 pages

Mythlore Volume 111/112 29, Issue 1/2 2010 - Fall/Winter; 202 pages

Mythlore Volume 109/110 28, Issue 3/4 2010 - Spring/Summer; 208 pages

Mythlore Volume 107/108 28, Issue 1/2 2009 - Fall/Winter; 200 pages

Mythlore Volume 105/106 27, Issue 3/4 2009 - Spring/Summer; 204

Mythlore Volume 103/104 27, Issue 1/2 2008 - Fall/Winter; 192 pages

Mythlore Volume 101/102 26, Issue 3/4 2008 - Spring/Summer; 222 pages

Mythlore Volume 99/100 26, Issue 1/2 2007 - Fall/Winter; 218 pages

Mythlore Volume 97/98 25, Issue 3/4 2007 - Spring/Summer; 196 pages

Mythlore Volume 95/96 25, Issue 1/2 2006 - Fall/Winter; 216 pages

Mythlore Volume 93/94 24, Issue 3/4 2006 - Winter/Spring; 190 pages; new editor, Janet Brennan Croft

Mythlore 92, Volume 24, Issue 2 2004 - Summer/Fall; 87 pages

Mythlore 91, Volume 24, Issue 1 2003 - Summer; 84 pages

Mythlore 90, Volume 23, Issue 4 2002 - Fall/Winter; 87 pages

Mythlore 89, Volume 23, Issue 3 2001 - Summer; 81 pages

Mythlore 88, Volume 23, Issue 2 2001 - Spring; 98 pages; Special Narnia Issue

Mythlore 87, Volume 23, Issue 1 2000 - Summer/Fall; 80 pages

Mythlore 86, Volume 22, Issue 4 2000 - Spring; 90 pages

Mythlore 85, Volume 22, Issue 3 1999 - Winter; 82 pages; new editor, Ted Sherman; new format

Mythlore 84, Volume 22, Issue 2 - 1998 Summer; 67 pages; C.S. Lewis Centenary issue

Mythlore 83, Volume 22, Issue 1 - 1997 Autumn; 67 pages

Mythlore 82, Volume 21, Issue 4 - 1997 Winter; 67 pages

Mythlore 81, Volume 21, Issue 3 - 1996 Summer; 67 pages

Mythlore 80, Volume 21, Issue 2 - 1996 Winter; 458 pages - Proceedings of the 1992 Tolkien Centenary Conference; also Mallorn 33 - OUT OF PRINT

Mythlore 79, Volume 21, Issue 1 - 1995 Summer; 67 pages

Mythlore 78, Volume 20, Issue 4 - 1995 Winter; 67 pages

Mythlore 77, Volume 20, Issue 3 - 1994 Summer; 2 pages; Short supplemental issue to meet postal regulations; photocopy; $0.25

Mythlore 76, Volume 20, Issue 2 - 1994 Spring; 43 pages

Mythlore 75, Volume 20, Issue 1 - 1994 Winter; 67 pages

Mythlore 74, Volume 19, Issue 4 - 1993 Autumn; 67 pages

Mythlore 73, Volume 19, Issue 3 - 1993 Summer; 67 pages; Dorothy Sayers Centenary issue

Mythlore 72, Volume 19, Issue 2 - 1993 Spring; 67 pages

Mythlore 71, Volume 19, Issue 1 - 1993 Winter; 67 pages

Mythlore 70, Volume 18, Issue 4 - 1992 Autumn; 67 pages

Mythlore 69, Volume 18, Issue 3 - 1992 Summer; 79 pages; Color covers; Tolkien Centenary issue; index to Tolkien articles in Mythlore; photocopy

Mythlore 68, Volume 18, Issue 2 - 1992 Spring; 67 pages

Mythlore 67, Volume 18, Issue 1 - 1991 Autumn; 67 pages

Mythlore 66, Volume 17, Issue 4 - 1991 Summer; 67 pages

Mythlore 65, Volume 17, Issue 3 - 1991 Spring; 67 pages; photocopy

Mythlore 64, Volume 17, Issue 2 - 1990 Winter; 67 pages

Mythlore 63, Volume 17, Issue 1 - 1990 Autumn; 67 pages

Mythlore 62, Volume 16, Issue 4 - 1990 Summer; 67 pages

Mythlore 61, Volume 16, Issue 3 - 1990 Spring; 67 pages; Includes index to Mythlore 51-60

Mythlore 60, Volume 16, Issue 2 - 1989 Winter; 67 pages

Mythlore 59, Volume 16, Issue 1 - 1989 Autumn; 67 pages

Mythlore 58, Volume 15, Issue 4 - 1989 Summer; 67 pages

Mythlore 57, Volume 15, Issue 3 - 1989 Spring; 67 pages

Mythlore 56, Volume 15, Issue 2 - 1988 Winter; 67 pages

Mythlore 55, Volume 15, Issue 1 - 1988 Autumn; 67 pages

Mythlore 54, Volume 14, Issue 4 - 1988 Summer; 63 pages

Mythlore 53, Volume 14, Issue 3 - 1988 Spring; 63 pages; photocopy

Mythlore 52, Volume 14, Issue 2 - 1987 Winter; 63 pages

Mythlore 51, Volume 14, Issue 1 - 1987 Autumn; 79 pages; Index to Mythlore 1-50; photocopy

Mythlore 50, Volume 13, Issue 4 - 1987 Summer; 63 pages; Color covers

Mythlore 49, Volume 13, Issue 3 - 1987 Spring; 63 pages

Mythlore 48, Volume 13, Issue 2 - 1986 Winter; 63 pages

Mythlore 47, Volume 13, Issue 1 - 1986 Autumn; 63 pages; Includes subject index to the Tolkien Journal

Mythlore 46, Volume 12, Issue 4 - 1986 Summer; 63 pages

Mythlore 45, Volume 12, Issue 3 - 1986 Spring; 63 pages

Mythlore 44, Volume 12, Issue 2 - 1985 Winter; 2 pages; Short supplemental issue to meet postal regulations; photocopy $0.25

Mythlore 43, Volume 12, Issue 1 - 1985 Autumn; 63 pages

Mythlore 42, Volume 11, Issue 4 - 1985 Summer; 4 pages; Short supplemental issue to meet postal regulations $0.25

Mythlore 41, Volume 11, Issue 3 - 1985 Winter/Spring; 63 pages

Mythlore 40, Volume 11, Issue 2 - 1984 Autumn; 63 pages; Subject guide to Mythlore 31-39

Mythlore 39, Volume 11, Issue 1 - 1984 Summer; 63 pages

Mythlore 38, Volume 10, Issue 4 - 1984 Spring; 63 pages

Mythlore 37, Volume 10, Issue 3 - 1984 Winter; 55 pages; photocopy

Mythlore 36, Volume 10, Issue 2 - 1983 Summer; 55 pages; photocopy

Mythlore 35, Volume 10, Issue 1 - 1983 Spring; 55 pages

Mythlore 34, Volume 9, Issue 4 - 1983 Winter; 55 pages; photocopy

Mythlore 33, Volume 9, Issue 3 - 1982 Autumn; 47 pages

Mythlore 32, Volume 9, Issue 2 - 1982 Summer; 47 pages; photocopy

Mythlore 31, Volume 9, Issue 1 - 1982 Spring; 47 pages

Mythlore 30, Volume 8, Issue 4 - 1982 Winter; 47 pages; photocopy

Mythlore 29, Volume 8, Issue 3 - 1981 Autumn; 47 pages

Mythlore 28, Volume 8, Issue 2 - 1981 Summer; 47 pages

Mythlore 27, Volume 8, Issue 1 - 1981 Spring; 47 pages

Mythlore 26, Volume 7, Issue 4 - 1981 Winter; 47 pages

Mythlore 25, Volume 7, Issue 3 - 1980 Autumn; 47 pages

Mythlore 24, Volume 7, Issue 2 - 1980 Summer; 47 pages; returning editor, Glen GoodKnight

Mythlore 23, Volume 7, Issue 1 - 1980 March; 47 pages

Mythlore 22, Volume 6, Issue 4 - 1979 Fall; 47 pages

Mythlore 21, Volume 6, Issue 3 - 1979 Summer; 47 pages

Mythlore 20, Volume 6, Issue 2 - 1979 Spring; 47 pages

Mythlore 19, Volume 6, Issue 1 - 1979 Winter; 47 pages

Mythlore 18, Volume 5, Issue 2 - 1978 Autumn; 47 pages; new editor, Gracia Fay Ellwood

Mythlore 17, Volume 5, Issue 1 - 1978 May; 47 pages; Includes Mythprint 16.3 (May 1978); photocopy

Mythlore 16, Volume 4, Issue 4 - 1977 June; 47 pages; Includes Mythprint 15.5 (June 1977)

Mythlore 15, Volume 4, Issue 3 - 1977 March; 39 pages; Includes Mythprint 15.3 (March 1977)

Mythlore 14, Volume 4, Issue 2 - 1976 December; 39 pages

Mythlore 13, Volume 4, Issue 1 - 1976 September; 39 pages

Mythlore 12, Volume 3, Issue 4 - 1976 June; 39 pages

Mythlore 11, Volume 3, Issue 3 - 1976; 31 pages; Same as Tolkien Journal #18

Mythlore 10, Volume 3, Issue 2 - 1975; 35 pages; Same as Tolkien Journal #17; Tolkien Memorial issue

Mythlore 9, Volume 3, Issue 1 - 1973; 31 pages; Same as Tolkien Journal #16; photocopy

Mythlore 8, Volume 2, Issue 4 Winter 1972; 31 pages

Mythlore 7, Volume 2, Issue 3 Winter 1971; 27 pages

Mythlore 6, Volume 2, Issue 2 Autumn 1970; 29 pages

Mythlore 5, Volume 2, Issue 1 Winter 1970; 23 pages; same as Tolkien Journal #2

Mythlore 4, Volume 1, Issue 4 October 1969; 58 pages

Mythlore 3, Volume 1, Issue 3 July 1969; 46 pages

Mythlore 2, Volume 1, Issue 2 April 1969; 54 pages

Mythlore 1, Volume 1, Issue 1 January 1969; 48 pages; Glen GoodKnight, editor


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